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Program Note

A murmuration, the word titling the first movement, is a large flock of birds, specifically starlings, commonly consisting of hundreds to thousands of individuals. Murmurations move not unlike a school of fish—reacting as a single organism. When beginning composition of the first movement, I encountered a murmuration of starlings and was mesmerized by it’s elegant and graceful undulations. In an intuitive fashion, this movement reflects on the qualities of murmurations and was complete in 2015.

MURMURATION is the first movement from THREE MOVEMENTS FOR PIANO but may also be performed separately as an individual piece.